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Trading 101: Introduction to Currency Pairs, Part 1

Posted on June 16th, 2017.

Trading fiat and crypto-currencies involves an awful lot of simple and not so simple technical terms to learn. One of the most basic ones is the term “currency-pair” which comes from the fact that you always compare (and trade) a currency to another when you are talking about the “price” of it. That’s right, there is no such thing as...

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Trading 101

Trading 101: Chart Patterns 2: Building a Trading Plan

Posted on June 12th, 2017.

After taking a look at the most common chart patterns, we will go a step further, and build simple trading strategies based on them. This process has a very important condition—traders should already understand the probabilistic nature of markets. Why? Because chart patterns will only help you if you use them as they supposed to be used;...

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Make Money

How to Make Money Flipping Items Online

Posted on May 26th, 2017.

Flipping is essentially buying items at a low price to sell them elsewhere with a markup. Making a profit isn’t as hard as it might seem, and the activity allows you to set up your own schedule and work whenever you want. Some people flip items for a living, while others just do it to get rid of excess items. Note that flipping items...

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My Trading Blunders: A Lesson in Overconfidence and Risk Management from 2008

Posted on May 16th, 2017.

The Background This story happened in January 2008 in what proved to be the early days of the biggest financial crisis of our generation (so far). It was also the time of your humble writer’s baby steps in the financial market. Fun fact: my first trading account was opened in September 2007, 10 days before the exact top of the bull...

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Make Money

How To Profit From the Coming Burst of the Chinese Credit Bubble

Posted on May 9th, 2017.

China has quickly become one of the most important parts of the global economy, as its GDP exploded in the past decades, and today a huge portion of the global growth is attributed to the country. This means that a crisis in the country would have a much larger effect on the global markets and economies than any time before. In the...

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Analysis

Why do Markets Like Bitcoin & Ethereum Violently Correct?

Posted on May 6th, 2017.

I was asked a question recently about what causes markets to correct so violently. While the answer to this question is obvious to all seasoned traders, I thought I’d spend a few minutes answering it for those who are relatively new to this arena. There are several reasons, but there are a few that stand out as the most compelling.  The...

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Financial Freedom

How to Live a Minimalistic Life to Achieve Financial Freedom

Posted on April 23rd, 2017.

Our goal is to help you achieve financial freedom, and that doesn’t just mean we will help you properly manage and earn more money, we will help you change your attitude towards it. A great way to see life, in general, is through the minimalistic lens. It helps us understand what should truly be valued. Minimalism is to most of us a...

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Financial Freedom

How to Set Up a Budget

Posted on April 12th, 2017.

It’s important to have a good budget that will help keep your finances in check. The right budget doesn’t just help you know where your money is going, it helps you identify flaws in your spending habits and ultimately allows you to be more efficient with money, while possibly having fun. It isn’t easy to create a good budget, but in...

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Articles

How to Start Trading Cryptocurrencies

Posted on March 31st, 2017.

Cryptocurrency trading can be extremely profitable if you know what you are doing, but it can also lead to disaster. Even though most traders decide to either go with fiat or bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies can represent viable income sources, as long you as you tread carefully and understand what you are doing. This guide is for those...

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Trading 101: How To Start Trading?

Posted on March 30th, 2017.

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How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Posted on March 16th, 2017.

Have you ever thought people are going to find out you aren’t as skilled as they presumed? Soon enough, someone is going to realize you are nothing but a fraud; you aren’t sufficiently qualified to be in the position you are in. If so, it’s likely you are affected by impostor syndrome. The phenomenon affects high-achieving...

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Acquiring Bitcoin: Do’s and Don’t’s of Peer-to-Peer Trading

Posted on March 11th, 2017.

This writer has been trading Bitcoin, mostly on the selling side, for over three years. Almost 100% of the trades conducted were done on a peer-to-peer basis, using the LocalBitcoins.com exchange. The following article is intended to pass on wisdom. Don’t Leave Your Trades Open When You Cannot Attend to Them

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Acquiring Bitcoin: Making A Peer-to-Peer Trade Step-By-Step

Posted on March 10th, 2017.

If you’re new to trading Bitcoin, or having Bitcoin, there is one thing you need to understand right off the bat. Imagine that Bitcoin is cash, and that you are constantly holding it in plain view, and most of the places you can spend this cash can disappear overnight. This is to say, in Bitcoin the risk of a scam is high. In...

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Are You Sabotaging Your Success?

Posted on March 9th, 2017.

Every person has an inner critic. That annoying voice that rears its ugly head with accusations of not being good or smart enough to experience success. This critic has a loud voice that brings to your attention things that are not true. You can’t handle a promotion. You don’t deserve to have money, a loving relationship, a...

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Alternatives to your retirement plan (401k)

Posted on March 9th, 2017.

You should be on the lookout for alternatives to the traditional retirement saving plan, known in the US as the 401k. Your 401k funds can’t be accessed for early retirement without penalty, and they are exposed to the market. If your salary increases or decreases, the money you set aside is often the same amount, which gives you a...

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Acquiring Bitcoin: How to Avoid Centralized Exchanges

Posted on March 8th, 2017.

If you search Google for how to buy Bitcoin, or for a Bitcoin exchange, far too many roads will lead you to centralized exchanges. Bitcoin is not a centralized currency, as you know, but instead is secured and generated via a global peer-to-peer network and ledger called the Blockchain. This article intends to be an overview on how to...

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How to make money flipping domain names

Posted on March 8th, 2017.

Have you ever used Fb.com to log into Facebook? A lot of people have not, but that didn’t stop the social media giant from buying the domain for $8,5 million – so no one else would have it. Although most domains are not nearly worth that much money, some of them can be worth ridiculously large amounts. There are dozens of...

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Cybersecurity

How to Hack

Posted on September 26th, 2016.

Hacking used to be a tool that government intelligence agencies utilized as a way of spying on other government agencies. Now many men and women from different walks of life and ages are learning the fundamentals of how to hack. Learning How to Hack Before venturing down the path of learning how to hack, it’s important to remember that...

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Breaches

How Cybercriminals Target Victims: Report Cites Top Information Resources

Posted on September 19th, 2016.

Cybercriminals, whose attacks cost organizations millions of dollars a year, do extensive research on their targets. They gather organizational and personal information before deciding which vulnerabilities to exploit. SurfWatch Labs, a security consultancy, has released a report on research resources cybercriminals use. The purpose of...

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Tutorials

What is a Hacker? An Overview of Hacking History and the Evolution of the Term Hacker

Posted on September 15th, 2016.

The term “hacking” has its roots in a time and place that had no major influence by personal computing. The ubiquitous PC and the Internet were still decades off when people began “hacking” at the Tech Model Railroad Club, in 1946. A “hack” would be an interesting innovation in the model trains the group played with. Such a fascination...